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Open Access Thesis

Date of Award

January 2012

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First Advisor

Boris B. Baltes


Two major work commitment models have been proposed in the literature (Morrow, 1993; Randall & Cote, 1991). Since their inception, five revised work commitment models have been created (Carmeli & Gefen, 2005; Cohen, 1999; Freund & Carmeli, 2003) using modification indices and for the most part have not been cross-validated with a subsequent sample. To determine which of seven work commitment models was best supported, structural equation analyses were conducted using a meta-analytically derived correlation matrix. Supporting previous research (Carmeli & Gefen, 2005; Cohen, 1999; Cohen, 2000; Freund & Carmeli, 2003), findings suggested Randall and Cote's (1991) model was superior to Morrow's (1993) model. Results also suggested that among four Randall and Cote models, Cohen's (1999) revised Randall and Cote model showed the best fit. Discussion focuses on the importance of linking work commitment models to workplace attitudes and outcomes and the implications of findings in this study to that end.

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